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East Region: Prof. Soong Chan Rah speaks (July 17, 2010)

Please be our guest at a unique opportunity to hear Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Seminary, speak about his award winning book, The Next Evangelicalism. Christianity Today awarded Professor Rah a coveted 2010 Golden Canon Leadership Award.

In his book, he addresses the issues of materialism and individualism and how these and other elements in western culture have negatively impacted the practices, thinking and theology of the evangelical church, including many Asian American churches. His writing has been described as provocative.  He also argues that we need to learn from ethnic and African American churches for a more complete picture of how the church is growing.

Dr. Rah will be speaking twice on Saturday, July 17, once in New Jersey and once in New York City, at the sites of our co-sponsors as indicated below.

More information about Rev. Rah himself and about his book can be found at http://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=3360.  As a Korean-American pastor, he well understands the Asian American church paradigm and introduces ideas to help us better evaluate how we are implementing the Great Commission.  I’m sure you and your church leaders will find his analysis to be thought provoking.


Andrew Lee [Email Andrew Lee]
East Region Director


Saturday, July 17

10:00 – 11:30 AM
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
17 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(NBTS is located at the heart of Rutgers University by College Ave.)

6:00 – 7:30 PM
New York Chinese Alliance Church
162 Eldridge St.
New York, NY  10002
(NYCAC is on the lower east side, near the B,D, F, J & M trains.)

Soong-Chan Rah explores the impact of ethnic and geographic shifts on the present and future state of evangelicalism. He gives us fair warning that parts of his heartfelt book are ‘intended to provoke,’ and they will. But that doesn’t stop his book from being timely, thoughtful and very rewarding.
-Philip Jenkins, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities, Pennsylvania State University, and author of The Next Christendom

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